Martinšćica is a village in the western part of Cres Island, the second settlement on the island by size. It used to be a fishing village, but is today a predominantly tourist and beautifully landscaped village with lush Mediterranean vegetation.
The historic center of Martinšćica is made up of the Church of St. Jerome with a Monastery of the Franciscan Glagolitic monks of the third order, who still live here today.
Martinšćica was named after the medieval Church of St. Martin, erected near the monastery.
Near the Franciscan church and the monastery stands the summer palace of the patrician family Sforza, built in the 17th century.
Martinšćica abounds with beautiful pebble beaches and a crystal clear sea, perfect for a family vacation.